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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 12, 2011 6:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

Thankfully brief?
Your discussion here puts me in a certain mood, but not one I feel much like expounding upon in a public Grateful Dead forum, although your persistent proposed premise that one is taking a leap of faith, regardless, does not set well with me. Faith and belief systems are integral to many peoples lives and outlooks - I can only hope that yours are based upon some solid life experiences of your own. Probably my most fundamental spiritual experiences (ie: that I actively participate in) revolve around music – and as stated elsewhere in a post this evening, the music sounds much better when dancing!

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Mar 12, 2011 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

The Spinners in '88/'89 were tending to a view of Garcia as a new Christian prophet. Once that became clear I was running out the door. When I saw the type of gender roles enforced it just made me run faster. So, thankfully brief.

I don't quite understand your post v, and I don't want to guesstimate. I am interested in what you have to say.

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 13, 2011 7:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 8.9 Earthquake & 13 ft. Tsunami Honshu Japan

While there is much we could discuss here, I do not feel so inclined at present and apologize again for jumping in. Thanks for sharing your experience though – I had been wondering about that.

Where I place myself today with regard to matters spiritual is the result of a long, varied and sometimes colorful exploration of what it means to be an individual on this earth, and what responsibilities that may require of us. I wish to be an instrument of peace, as so beautifully stated in the prayer of St. Francis. But experience has provoked in me a sense of skepticism about faith in anything other than my own abilities and desires to do right, even as these frequently evade me.

I believe that I grasp what both you and Rob put forth, and have to say that I am more cynical now than ever before regarding religion and faith. I wish to let this go now, and pick this song as a sign off. Peace

This post was modified by vapors on 2011-03-13 14:46:45